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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Townhalls attract crowds: Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents in Quincy and Chester during a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • New leader: After nearly three decades, the Plumas County Mental Health Commission has a new leader. Supervisor Kevin Goss was named to replace Hank Eisenmann.
  • Home away from home: As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.

Quincy woman to appear on ‘The Price is Right’

James Wilson
Staff Writer
2/6/2015


This Monday, Feb. 9, Quincy residents will get the chance to see one of their own on the CBS show “The Price is Right.”

Rachelle Elliot (Perkins), daughter of Quincy’s Bill Perkins and Sandy Baker, went to a filming of the popular game show Dec. 3, 2014, and was called down on the show to be a contestant. Add a comment

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Three new doctors to arrive in July

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
2/5/2015

Community efforts to woo a surgeon and his family practice wife have paid off. Drs. Ben and Ali Hunt are moving to Quincy this summer.

Dr. Jeff Kepple, the chief executive officer of Plumas District Hospital, has referred to the husband and wife as “rock stars” because of how well they are regarded and how many medical communities had hoped to attract them. “Their references are out of this world,” Kepple told the hospital’s board of directors in early January. Add a comment

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Local families sought to host exchange students

Feather Publishing
2/5/2015


ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local host families for international high school boys and girls. These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and are coming to the area for the upcoming high school year or semester.

ASSE reports that its personable and academically selected exchange students are conversant in English, bright, curious and anxious to learn about this country through living as part of a family, attending high school and sharing their own culture and language with their newly adopted host family.

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Community efforts to keep nursing home open continue Public meeting scheduled Wednesday

Debra Moore
Staff Writer
2/4/2015

The parent company of Quincy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center received state approval to close the facility, but local officials are researching options to keep it open.

A public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 4, at noon in the Plumas County Fairgrounds Mineral Building. Public Health Director Mimi Hall organized the event, which will be attended by Hall, Plumas District Hospital Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jeff Kepple, County Supervisor Lori Simpson, members of the medical community, county leaders and a representative from Assemblyman Brian Dahle’s office. Add a comment

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Quincy Fire Chief Robbie Cassou named California training officer of the year

James Wilson
Staff Writer
2/4/2015


“Have you learned from the best?”

Quincy Volunteer Fire Department Capt. John Gay read that six-word question regarding nominations for Training Officer of the Year and immediately thought of his department’s chief, Robbie Cassou.

Gay went directly to work, filling out the forms and providing background information on Cassou and his training efforts.
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Read more: Quincy Fire Chief Robbie Cassou named California training officer of the year


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